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Dictionary Definition

hemisphere

Noun

1 half of the terrestrial globe
2 half of a sphere
3 either half of the cerebrum [syn: cerebral hemisphere]

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English

Pronunciation

  • (RP): /ˈhɛmɪsfɪə/, /"hEmIsfI@/
  • (US): , /ˈhɛmɪsfɪər/, /"hEmIsfI@`/

Etymology

From hemisphærium < (hēmisphairion) < (hēmi-) "half" and (sphaira) "sphere"

Noun

  1. A half-sphere, formed by a plane intersecting the center of a sphere.
  2. Half of the Earth, the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere or Eastern Hemisphere.
  3. Either of the two halves of the cerebrum.

Synonyms

Translations

half-sphere
half of the Earth
lobe of cerebrum

Extensive Definition

Hemisphere (from Ancient Greek ἡμισφαίριον - hēmisphairion "half of a sphere") may refer to:
As half of the brain:
Other:
hemisphere in Asturian: Hemisferiu
hemisphere in Catalan: Hemisferi
hemisphere in Danish: Hemisfære
hemisphere in German: Hemisphäre
hemisphere in Spanish: Hemisferio
hemisphere in Esperanto: Hemisfero
hemisphere in Basque: Hemisferio
hemisphere in French: Hémisphère
hemisphere in Western Frisian: Healrûn
hemisphere in Galician: Hemisferio
hemisphere in Korean: 반구
hemisphere in Italian: Emisfero
hemisphere in Latvian: Puslode
hemisphere in Dutch: Halfrond
hemisphere in Japanese: 半球
hemisphere in Polish: Półkula
hemisphere in Portuguese: Hemisfério
hemisphere in Romanian: Emisferă (dezambiguizare)
hemisphere in Russian: Полушарие
hemisphere in Simple English: Hemisphere
hemisphere in Slovenian: Polobla
hemisphere in Swedish: Hemisfär
hemisphere in Chinese: 半球

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